The Lone Star State’s restaurant landscape is littered with bars and casual dining enterprises. These business owners need contractors for building or renovating their establishments. This list compiles some of the top construction firms in Dallas, Texas.
The firms were evaluated on their work portfolios, the prestige of awards received, accreditations, certifications, how well clients reviewed each firm post-project, and the number of relevant projects in the area.
15) UCS Group
5910 N. Central Expressway, Suite 900, Dallas, TX 75206
UCS Group has been lead by its founder, Henry Rodriguez, since its establishment in 2000. The two-decade-old firm offers ground-up construction, turn-key construction, and remodeling services, as well as tenant improvements and in-house design. It operates primarily around the southeastern United States. The firm also works on projects in the medical, office, and retail sectors.
The Minority/Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) company also has Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) status. The firm’s list of notable clients includes Starbucks, Wells Fargo, CVS Pharmacy, Walmart, and 7/11. Featured is one of the firm’s restaurant projects, the Bombones Sports Bar in Dallas.
14) Ever Construction
2515 Fabens Rd Dallas, TX 75229
Design and build firm Ever Construction promotes a culture of trust between employees and craftsmen in order to complete every project as conveniently and efficiently as possible. The certified HUB and MWBE contractor offers a range of services including new construction and design, commercial interior renovation, retail construction, and development and construction management.
Brands landed by the firm include Dairy Queen, Dunkin Donuts, Tobu Teriyaki Grill, and Tapioca Express. Restaurant designs by the firm evoke a welcoming atmosphere, thanks to contemporary interior layouts. The featured project is the Red Hot Chili Peppers restaurant in Texas.
13) H1 Construction
211 E. Louisiana Street, Suite C, McKinney, TX 75069
Client testimonials for H1 Construction are highly positive,relationship driven, mainly citing the ease of working with the team and the quality of the results. Not only do they build within the DFW area but also across the state and country, for designated owner groups. The company’s established relationships with architects, engineers, and field experts facilitate a smooth planning and construction process. The firm’s 31 years of experience have allowed H1 Construction to fully master design build, ground up, fit up, project management services while focusing on restaurant, hospitality and big box segments within DFW, Texas and the nation. The firm excels at completing projects on budget and on time.
H1 Construction is an esteemed member of the Architects Institute of America and its services include new construction, tenant finish-outs, and remodeling in the Dallas area. The firm also operates in other sectors, such as industrial, healthcare, office, and retail.
12) Wilson/Barnes General Contractors
14229 Proton Rd; Dallas, TX 75244
30 years in the business has been worthwhile for Wilson/Barnes General Contractors. The company has completed 650 construction projects nationwide. The firm prides itself in its “ability to build better, faster, and smarter” than any other contractor in the market. Aside from restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, shopping centers, telecommunication support facilities, and assisted living facilities have been constructed by the company throughout the country.
In 2013, Wilson/Barnes General Contractors received an award from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) for the Private Redevelopment of Bob’s Steak and Chop House in Austin. The scope of the company’s construction licenses runs across 29 states. It is also licensed in Canada.
11) Stovall Construction
7409 US 287 Hwy, Arlington, TX 76001
The client catalog of Stovall Construction is filled with impressive big name brands ranging from Starbucks to McDonald’s. The firm has been active for over 48 years and has accumulated a number of high profile patrons throughout its run. Jay Stovall, president of Stovall Construction, has assembled a team of talented craftspeople to ensure that every project is built to exceed a client’s standards. Services rendered by the company include ground-up construction, demolishing, and cost-estimating. Restaurant projects of the company vary from casual to full-service dining establishments.
Stovall also serves retail stores, convenience stores, offices, and fuel stations. It also works on office shell construction and tenant shell outs.
10) JM Management LLC dba JM Construction Solutions
1937-B Irving Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207
In 2014, JM Management LLC dba JM Construction Solutions was established by Joshua McDowell, who serves as the company’s President and Laurie Steinberg, its Vice President. Josh has experience in different aspects of the construction process, working with his grandfather who was a developer and in manufacturing before serving as the firm’s point person. His company’s construction services include pre-construction planning, general contracting, and construction management.
Notable restaurant projects completed by JM Management LLC dba JM Construction Solutions include Streets Fine Chicken, Taverna, Malibu Poke, Unleavened, Liberty Burger, and Grabbagreen. These food establishments are constructed with a strong focus on modern industry trends. Each project is built using top-notch techniques and guarantees up-to-date construction. JMCS also focuses on retail, salons, offices, landlord work and municipal projects throughout DFW.
9) Panterra Construction
14901 Quorum Drive, Suite 320, Dallas, TX 75254
Panterra Construction is one of the best shopping center developers in the state. It is licensed to build ground-up construction and remodeling projects across the United States. The design and build company also offers facilities management and maintenance services so that, should any issue arise on the completed projects, the firm is just a call away.
Panterra has completed construction in the entertainment, office, and retail departments. Its employees’ vast experience in the field guarantees quality design and construction. The restaurant projects the firm has worked on include fine dining and casual dining establishments. Notable projects by the firm include Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and Panda Express.
8) Collin County Construction
8668 John Hickman Pkwy, Ste 103, Frisco, TX 75034
Green building is a major part of the Collin County Construction’s process. It is recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as an environmentally-conscious firm and granted with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The company offers commercial and residential construction to its clients. Restaurants, multifamily units, warehouse, and office buildings are the primary sectors worked on by the firm.
Memberships of the company include the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Texas Association of Builders, and Dallas Builders Association. The firm is an NAHB Graduate Master Builder and is recognized as an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead-safe Certified firm.
7) Beck Group
1807 Ross Avenue, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75201
As one of the quintessential companies in the Texas contracting field, the Beck Group sets the gold standard when it comes to construction work. The firm works on a wide network of markets, dabbling in the art, education, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, and retail sectors. As a professional environment, Beck Group has been recognized as one of the best places to work in by multiple third-party sources. The firm is also proud of its diverse workplace and community development efforts, making a difference not only within the industry but also in helping where it counts.
In 2018, the firm’s work on Shake Shack was a finalist for the Innovation Award of the Urban Land Institute of North Texas’ Impact Awards. The AGC member was also named by Engineering News-Record as one of the Top International Contractors. Multiple publications have previously featured Beck Group within its pages, including Dallas Business Journal, Building Design + Construction Magazine, and MCD Magazine.
6) Parkway Construction
1000 Civic Circle, Lewisville, TX 75067
Parkway Construction promotes three core values in its operation: integrity, trust, and respect. These traits have made the firm a competent one and a favorite amongst its clients. The firm is licensed in 49 states and offers in-house architecture to its clients which, coupled with its pre-construction division and construction team, optimizes the construction output delivered by the team.
The company has been featured in D Magazine. The types of restaurants the company works on include fine dining, casual dining, and fast-casual dining establishments. The restaurant sector is not the only market Parkway Construction operates in; it also works in the hospitality, healthcare, retail, entertainment, religious, and education sectors.
5) Lee Lewis Construction
Website | (972) 818-0700 | 17177 Preston Road, Suite 160, Dallas, TX 75248
Since 1984, Lee Lewis Construction has continuously ranked among Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 400 Contractors in the country. This achievement is an incredible feat, rarely matched by others in the field. The company has completed 2,000 projects in 500 different locations. These projects include work in the education, religious, healthcare, and entertainment sectors.
In 2016, the Austin Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Awards recognized the company’s work on the Rock Rose at the Domain Building. The firm also received the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Project Achievement Award and the TEXO Distinguished Building Merit Award for its renovation of the Church of the Incarnation in the same year.
4) MAPP, LLC.
3625 North Hall Street, Ste. 1400, Dallas, TX 75219
MAPP Built is led by Michael Polito, who is a former Vice President of the national Associated General Contractors (AGC) board and executive committees. The company operates in 29 states and has completed projects in the retail, office, industrial, hospitality, healthcare, and banking sectors. It offers pre-construction and commercial construction services. Green building is a significant component of the firm’s work.
MAPP is a member of the USGBC and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). It has been previously featured in Construction Week Online and ENR. In 2015, the firm won the First Place in Interior Finish-Out 3 for its work on the Vogel Alcove Child Development Center in AGC Texas Building Branch’s Outstanding Construction Awards.
3) Jordan Foster Construction
29250 Old Fredericksburg Road, Suite 108, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
The award-winning Jordan Foster Construction has been building projects for more than 48 years. Collectively, the firm has completed $8 billion worth of projects in various sectors. Its work is composed of commercial, residential, infrastructure, concrete, and federal projects. President Roy Raines adds over 30 years of construction experience to the firm’s arsenal. Prior to his promotion, Raines served as the Vice President of the firm’s Federal Division.
In 2016, the company was included in Engineering News-Record (ENR)’s Top 100 Construction Management-at-Risk Firms and in the same publication’s General Contractors list and Hotel Construction rankings in 2014. In 2015, the firm was among the National Multifamily Housing Council’s 25 Largest General Contractors in the Nation. Projects by the firm have been featured in ENR, REBusinessOnline, the San Antonio Business Journal, the Houston Business Journal, and the Austin Business Journal.
2) Harwood International
2501 North Harwood, 14th Floor, Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201
The Rolex Building, a unique, impressive building located in Dallas, Texas, is one of Harwood International’s greatest construction projects. The building twists at the bottom, giving the illusion of a warped tower on the verge of moving. This magnificent modern structure has earned the firm Architectural Digest’s Top Remarkable Buildings, Dallas Business Journal’s Best Urban Office Project Award, D Magazine’s Best in Architecture and Design Award, and ENR’s Specialty Construction Award of Merit.
The global real estate firm offers commercial, residential, and hospitality services. It operates in Dallas, Beverly Hills, Geneva, Zurich and London. Accolades received by the firm include Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excellence in 2018 and the Award of Excellence for its work on Dolce Riviera and Mercat Bistro in 2017. Publications such as Architectural Digest, Wall Street Journal, D Magazine, BizJournals, and Dallas News have featured the firm in the past. Their eighth restaurant concept, Te Deseo, will be opening in the Harwood District this summer.
1) Trainor Commercial Construction Inc.
11017 Mandalay Dr, Dallas, TX 75228
Trainor Commercial Construction is one of the top contracting enterprises in Texas. Third-generation builder Brian Trainor started the firm around the late ’70s and quickly rose the ranks, becoming the Vice President of a $45 million construction company in less than a decade. His company’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small companies nationwide. The firm offers a number of services including construction, pre-construction, and construction management. Sectors operated on by the firm include the restaurant, retail, and hospitality markets.
Publications that have highlighted the firm’s work include the Boston Common, Architectural Digest, and Retail Environments. The firm has received several awards for its projects, including the Association for Retail Environments’s Design Award for Specialty Store over 25,000 square feet.